Between the valleys of the West Coast, there are waves, sky and trees.
My love for taking multiple exposures grows the more and more I do them. It gives me a chance to see the world in a different way and to me it’s such a unique perceptive on the world. I love seeing what I can do with landscapes, silhouettes and architecture to create and manipulate almost my own vision of the world through my camera (without the use of editing of programs like Photoshop). So I thought I’d show more of what I am working on this just like last year but probably more on a weekly basis and it will usually be of just one subject so you can see all the different ways I interpret it. This week is a view of the Rocky Mountains and English Bay from downtown Vancouver. I had the luck chance of standing on a balcony with this view, could you image seeing this every morning?
“Looking through a broken diamond
To make the past what it should be
Through the ruins and the weather
Capsized boats in the sea
O deserts down below us
And storms up above
Like a stray dog gone defective
Like a paper tiger in the sun”
–Beck “Paper Tiger”
Portraits of my friend Lisa are some of my favourites. She just has this classic look to her that seems to transition so well to photography. All of these are from 2008 if you can believe it. They were shot with one of my oldest digital cameras, the quality is surprising good considering what I was using. I’ve been looking at a lot of my older photography lately because I am putting up various photographs to my Society6 page to sell for prints. Going through all my photos to find ones I think people will purchase is an odd experience and it also takes a really long time. But it helps when I run across photos that remind me of a really fun afternoon with one of my friends.
Today for Self Portrait Sunday I just had to do a look back at the last time I had all blue hair. I’ve been looking at old photos from my 2011 trip to Vancouver so I could get a few printed off and was really blown away by not only how short my hair was but the color. These photos were taken in my friend’s backyard during my trip of my before and after look before getting my hair cut. It’s been such a long time since I’ve had short hair sometimes I forget how it looked on me and I can say I’m pretty happy it’s not that length anymore. The color is a mix of Manic Panic Atomic Turquoise and Punky’s Atlantic Blue (with perhaps some Punky Purple as well). Makes me tempted to go back to all blue, I am currently looking for a new color for February. For my complexion though I find blue is really hard to pull off. I also don’t have my facial piercings which is a wierd sight. Below is me being really silly!